Calendar

  Register for an acctivity at the Club's monthly meeting or by contacting the Leader directly

  The Calendar is updated regularly however always check with the Leader to confirm arrangements

  A complete description of and information about the activity is provided at the Club meeting prior to the activity

  It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit enough for the activity. 

We have a grading system but even so, what can be an easy walk for one person may be quite strenuous for another.  MINIMUM REQUREMENT FOR CLUB WALKS:  Any new members not from another Bushwalking Club must first participate in a training walk up "The Mongrel" (Mount Cotton) prior to engaging in any of our Redland Bushwalkers Club walks, which are rated 3 or higher in difficulty.

  DW = Day Walk   BC = Base Camp   TW = Through Walk   AB = Abseiling    CYC = Bike Ride    
  SOC = Social    KAY = Kayaking    TR = Training

  WALK GRADINGS:

Distance

Terrain

Fitness

S

Short Under 10km per day.

1-3

Graded track or open terrain, no scrub.

1-3

Easy, suitable for beginners.

M

Medium 10-15km per day.

4-5

Off track, bush, minor scrub, rainforest, rock hopping, minor scrambling.

4-5

Medium, Reasonable fitness required.

L

Long 15-20 km per day.

6-7

As above + thick scrub. Major rock scrambling using hands.

6-7

As above + agility required.

X L

Extra Long 20km+ per day.

8-9

As above + rope and technical ability required.

8-9

Hard strenuous, fit walkers only.

  KIT LISTS FOR WALKING   -   Day Walk Kit List   -   Through Walk Kit List


 

as of 26/05/2019  
   
May 
   

Wed 1 May: M 4 3. Beach walk from Amity Point to Point Lookout, North Stradbroke Island. This walk is about 12km and totally flat except for the steps up to the pub at the end. We will catch the 8.55am Stradbroke Ferries water taxi (not the Flyer) from Cleveland, then the 9.25am bus to Amity Point. The walk takes about 3 hours, we’ll lunch at the pub if we want, and we’ll catch the 2pm bus back to the water taxi. We’ll be back on the mainland about 3pm. Contact Tracy 0417 665 382.

 
   

Fri 3rd-Tue 7th -BC FULL - Base Camp Carnarvon Gorge - Friday 3/5 to 7/5 2019. More details to follow. Accommodation contact: http://www.takarakka.com.au/. Geoff Arnell Amanda Fichna 0448 946 682 or 0401 017 941

 

 

 
   
Mon 6th - Labour Day  
   

Tu 7th 7-10 days - BC Mann and Clarence Rivers Base Camp -If interested contact David Rae at 0400 459 519 

 
   
Wed 8th May -  Club Meeting - 7:00-7:30   - at Lion's Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North , Cleveland - at this meeting, we'll start with some members telling us about the joys of through walks, and then we'll start filling up the calendar with the next few months' activities.  
   
Sat 11th May - DW S T3 F3 Mount Cotton Walk - This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours. . Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.) After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Contact - Peter Endacott 0411 887 750
 
 
   
CANCELLED -Sun 12 May: M 5 5. Byron Creek circuit survey, Mt Mee section of D’Aguilar NP. As I haven’t done this walk before, I have no idea what to expect except that it is about 9km, about half along forestry roads and the other half along a creek, and includes two waterfalls. I have graded it for medium-good fitness and moderately tough terrain but no guarantees. If you fancy an adventure, sign up. Oh and I do have a map and reasonable confidence we won’t get too mislaid. The start of the walk is about 1.5hrs drive from Cleveland. Contact Tracy 0417 665 382  
   

Sun 12th Abseil Training  FMR is offering a half-day beginners’ abseil training. Contact Judy Moodie-Stuart 0408 874 315 

 
   
Wed 15 May: S T3 F3 Neville Bennett Conservation Area to the Quarry in Daisy Hill Forest.  Meet at Ford Road Conservation Area carpark at the junction of Ford Road and Avalon Road at Priestdale at 8:30.  Walk from Ford Road along bike trails, through Neville Bennett's Conservation Area to the Quarry in Daisy Hill Forest.  The walk is about 7 km, some hills.  If you want you can have a swim at the Quarry (bring togs/towel).  Bring a hat, water, snack, poles.  A lovely relaxing walk. Contact  Russell de Leacy 3206 6309  
   

Sat 18th Social Walk Redland Bay - Meet 7.30am at Pelican's Slipway (Esplanade, off Moores Road ) Redland Bay  Contact - Marnie Thomson 0423 288 014   

 
   

 

Sun 19th DW S T4 F4 Mount Joyce - - Mt, Joyce is next to Wyaralong Dam and owned by SEQ Water.  The walk will start from the car park at the dam and following the Shoreline trail for about 8 km to the Ngumbi base camp.  The walk is along fire trails and walking paths.  We will have morning tea at the old farm house before the hike to the Mt. Joyce summit which is only about 1 km but is steep.  Lunch will be at the top of the summit before we descend down and back to the car park  Contact Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205  Julie Cummings 0422 318 283

 

 
Sat 25th Cycle Tour - Three Bay Islands - Meet at the Redland bay Weinam creek passenger ferry terminal @ 0700 for a 0735am departure.  First stop is Karragarra Is which is just 2.5 klm long & 500 metres wide.  This is a sweet little island with a healthy community garden which speaks well for the community spirit there. Catch the next ferry across the water to Macleay Is. where we will cycle some 10klm Past the three hole golf course to the eastern premonitory.  Most of the cycling is on footpaths safe from the small amount of traffic on this moderate size island in the bay.  Cycling to the Northern most promontory for an optional swim in the island shark enclosure which has a fresh water shower.  By this time we should be getting hungry so we can proceed to island Art Gallery beside the Boat club for lunch.($10 for a decent burger & other foods)  The boat club is manned by volunteers which love to greet & chat to new people.  After lunch we plan to return to the ferry terminal for a short trip to nearby Lamb is which is quite small but worth the visit.  I find each island has a distinctive feel & flavour, you may also sense this but only if you come.  So oil up your bike find that helmet, bring a snack & water. This cycle is not a race,we proceed at a pace to enjoy all these islands have to offer Contact
Russell de Leacy 3206 6309
 
   

Sun 26th DW M T4 M4 WarrieCircuit  17 km walk trail in Springbrook national part.  4-5 hrs.  Startig point:  Tallanbana Pcinic Area on Springbrook Rd. 45-50 drive from Redland Area.  7:00 am start.  Bring: lunch, snacks, 2-3 litres of water, insect repellent, sunscreen.  Poles would be handy. A mix of level walking, steep descent and ascent.  Some creek crossings. Jene Jones 0410 665 864

 
   
June  
   

MID WEEK DAY WALKS-Day walks on Wednesdays/and or 3rd Friday - details to follow. Laurel, Hilary M., Rob, Malcolm 

 
   

Sat 1st/Sun 2nd – Search and Rescue Training.  FMR is offering a search and rescue training weekend. FMR courses are highly recommended as they offer a unique opportunity to learn from those in the field.  It happens now and then that someone is reported overdue on a walk into the bush, and if they are not found quickly, the police will call on regular bushwalkers to apply their local knowledge and skills to help reunite that person with their loved ones. FMR coordinate the callout of the south-east Queensland bushwalking fraternity and liaise with emergency services during the search.  The weekend after next, we will be running our annual Search and Rescue training weekend to maintain our capability and train new volunteers. Skill sessions on Saturday will be followed by a realistic exercise on Sunday. We will also practice dealing with a crisis on one of our own bushwalks. Thanks to the support of Pointro at Lake Maroon, members of BWQ-affiliated clubs and BBW can attend this training for only $20 per person, which includes bunkroom accommodation and cooking facilities. There are many roles to fill in these operations, from radio watch to stretcher-bearing, so everyone will have something to offer. Details are here in a flyer. If you are interested please talk to Judy or Nominate by emailing : fmrqld@gmail.com  Contact Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315

 
   

Sun 2nd June: DW M T4 F3 Somerset Trail, Mount Mee - meet at the Gantry car park, 391-481 Sellin Road, Mount Mee for 8.30am start. This is a circular 13km walk through open and pine forest. The trail is fairly level with a few slight inclines and dips, plus great views across to Somerset Dam and Wivenhoe Dam. Parts of the trail cross dirt roads used by 4WD enthusiasts, dirt bikers and horse riders. Bring the usual – leech repellent if it has been raining, sunscreen, water, something for tea which we can have on the walk, and lunch back at the car park. Getting there – travel through Samford and Dayboro then follow Mount Mee Road and turn onto Sellin Rd. Contact Joy Bell 0401 211 162 or Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205 if you are interested

 
   
Wed 5th DW S T3 F3 - Bayview Conservation Area.  Meet at 8:30 at the end of German Church Road.  Bayview Conservation Area is the largest conservation area in the Redlands's and offers visitors the chance to find serene and personal eperience with nature.  The walk is similiar to the terrain at Venman's - a few hills - but the vegetarion is lovely - mainly grass trees and Banksia's.  The walk will be 9 km.  Wear hiking boots and bring poles as some of the hills have loose gravel.  Also bring a hat, sunscreen, water and snacks.  It will be a lovely wlak in our very own Redlands.  Hope to see you there.  Monica de Leacy 3206 6309  
   

Fri 7-8-9 June – Kayak/Bushwalk – Lake Macdonald –  see here for directions and see here for website and bookings  Don Baxter email donb35@outlook.com

 
   

Sun 9th DW S T4 F5 - Tallebudgera to Springbrook- "the Cream Track"  This is a great walk throuh magnificent rain forest.  The track includes sections of difficult steep terrain, and has numberous creek crossings.  There will be lots of stops on the way.   You will need a permit to allow us to trepass on Sereity Farm, which is private property.  Please complete the online permit and disclaimre and bring with you on the day.  Click on the link to print out the permit.  contact  Jillian Wilson 0412 331 205  Julie Cummings 0422 318 283

 
   

Wed 12th Club meeting- 7:00-7:30 at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. Safety month:  Personal locator beacons (PLBs) and some Club essentials: The role of the contact officer Incident forms and what to do with them. What to do if there is an accident or a critical situation, with guest speaker Thomas Bor from FMR.  For example, what steps to take, how to treat a  snake bite, what to do if someone is having a heart attack, how to treat dehydration or heat stress. If time permits we'll go through the important items you should carry in your first aid kit

 
   

Sat 15th DW S T3 F3 -Venman's Reserve- Directions:   - Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy.  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  A fold-up chair is also handy.  Jene Jones 0410 665 864 

 
   
Sun 16 June – DW L F3  – Lake Manchestersee link    Walk is approx 17 km on fire trails.  This is a great walk for training, plenty of ups and downs.  Poles useful.  Meet at Lake Manchester ready to commence walk at 8am. Bring tea/coffee for a cuppa when we finish at the picnic area as no near by coffee shops. Contact Leisa Harris 0418 138 153  
   

Fri 21-Sun23 WE Moreton Island Base CampWalking Weekend - Cost:  $360 p.p.  include Transport to and from the Island on the MiCat - transport on and over the Island for 3 days.  Hearty meals, accommodation at Campsite . QPWS camp fees. Exceptional Value.  More details to follow . Carmel Cash 0438 242 249 

 
   
Sat 22 Jun– DW M T6 F5 - Mt Maroon via the caves.  Meeting will be at Rathdowney ready to leave by 7.30 am.  Contact is Bea 0409 828 589 or beaberger@hotmail.com or Judy judym-s@bigpond.com or  0408 874 315   
   
July  
   
Sat-Sun 6-7 July: L 6 5. Gheerulla Falls through walk, Mapleton (part of Sunshine Coast Great Walk). This is perfect for those looking for an uncomplicated through walk along tracks, camping overnight at Ubajee walkers’ camp, a designated tent-only camping area with a toilet and a water tank. There are also hills, a creek and views. One day will be about 8km and the other about 16km, depending which way we choose to go. Limit eight people, and it will cost $6.55 each to camp. For more information about the walk, click here: we’re doing the Mapleton (Delicia Rd) section. https://parks.des.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walkssunshine-coast/about.html. Contact Tracy 0417 665 382.  
   
Wed 10th July - Club Meeting  - 7:00-7:30 at  Lion's Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North , Cleveland - Navigation basics - We'll be covering absolute basics, such as what are those squiggly lines on a map and which way is up?  We'll also include compass basics and other useful stuff  
   

DateTBC Verticle Rescue -  FMR has a weekend course in vertical rescue, run by Phil Box. Contact Judy Moodie Stuart 0408 874 315 

 
 

Fri 12th July -  S T3 F3 – Egret Wetlands Victoria Point Foreshore – Jean Perlin 0401 213 315 and Leah Stephens 0499 234 606 or lstephens@tpg.com.au

 
   

Sat 13th DW S T3 F3 - Mount Cotton Walk. This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:30 am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions  Contact Leisa Harris 0418 138 153 

 
   
Sat 20 July – ABS – Kangaroo Point Beginners – Trevor  
   
Sun 21 July – ABS – East Barney Falls – Ted Wassenberg 0428 753 297  
   
Sat 27 Jul – DW – Binna Burra Caves Ct and Lower Bellbird (possibly photo stops) – Leah Stephens 0499 234 606 or lstephens@tpg.com.au  
   
August  
   

Sun 4th Basic Navigation FMR is offering a course in basic navigation, including how to use a map and compass. FMR courses are highly recommended, so if you missed the one earlier in the year, this one is for you. Contact Judy M-S 0408 874 315 

 
   

Sat 10th DW S T3 F3 - Venman Reserve-  Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road.  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy.  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting.  A fold-up chair is also handy. Dudley Reid 0407 646 057 

 
   

Wed 14th Ekka Wednesday - Club meeting - 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland.  August is our Scenic Rim Great Adventure month. We’ll also be filling in our calendar for the next few months, and running through some equipment dos and don’ts

 
   

Sat 17th DW/BC Great Scenic Rim Walk - For Expressions of Interest and  Map Details   Contact Malcolm Thomson 0413 940 747 

 
   

September

 
   

Wed 11th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. 

 
   

Sat 14th DW S T3 F3 - Mount Cotton Walk  This walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members, or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions  Russell de Leacy Monica de Leacy 3206 6309 

 
   
Fri 27th Sep Mon 30th Sep  Pilgrimage. This year's Pilgrimage will be held over the weekend of 27 - 29, 30 September. Venue is Camp Laurence on Moogerah Dam. This will be the 50th Pilgrimage and in addition to the traditional format of walks and the bush dance, some extra activities are planned along with an historical display of past Pilgrimages. The option of extending your stay to the Monday will also be available. Preliminary details are on the BWQ website, and a dedicated website for Pilgrimage 2019 .  For futher details click here.  
   
October  
   
Sat 5 - Sun 7 - Date Saver -  Base Camp  at Broadwater Sundown National Park. Day walks from the campsite, vary from easy to moderate to difficult depending on who and how many people are in the camp. Contact Ted Wassenberg  
   

Mon 7th Queens Birthday 

 
   
Wed 9th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. As the weather heats up, short walks that finish before the heat of the day become very attractive, so we’ll be looking at short walks around Brisbane. Social night and photo competition.   
   
Sat 12th DW S T3 F3 -Venman Reserve- Venman Rd, off West Mount Cotton Road. Directions here  Meet at carpark at 7:00am.  This 7.5 km trail is along the banks of Tingalpa Creek and into open eucalypt forest  Undulating, with hills steep enough to give you a work-out.  Creek crossings with stepping stones.  Loose gravel track, so hiking poles are handy (we have some spares).  A good introductory walk for prospective new members. (For those wanting a longer walk, an extra loop of approx 2km can be taken into the old quarry).  Smoko - back at the picnic tables, so bring whatever you need to enjoy a Cuppa and something to eat in a bush setting  
   
November  
   
Wed 13th Club meeting- 7pm for 7.30pm at Lions Club Hall, 122 Shore Street North, Cleveland. At our last meeting for the year we’ll look at some dos and don’ts of bushwalking, abseiling, kayaking, cycling and all our other activities  
   
Sat 16th DW S T3 F3 Mount CottonThis walk is approx. 7 km return and takes about two hours.  Suitable as an introductory walk for prospective new members,or a training walk for members.  There will be an option to take the harder walk up Mongrel Hill.  We will leave from the Green Box at 7:00am.  Plenty of parking on the opposite side of the road in a cleared gravel area in front of property No. 712-730 West Mount Cotton Rd., Sheldon.  Hiking poles are recommended as there are loose gravel spots. (We have some spare poles available if you need to borrow one.)  After the walk we have coffee at the Wet Mount Cotton Nursery and Cafe. Instructions   
   
   
Fri 29-Dec 1  Christmas Party - Details to follow  
   
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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